Apple Pecan Quick Bread
1 3/4 cups all-purpose
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup (5 1/3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, the sugar, the baking powder, and the
salt, making a well in the center. Set aside.
Stir in the liquid ingredients until just combined, being
careful not to overmix. Gently stir in the apples and the pecans.
Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or
until a cake tester inserted into center of loaf comes out with moist crumbs
attached. Do not overbake.
Makes 1 loaf.
The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook